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427 Maiden Voyage


I took my car out for about a 2 mile test run today. Can't do much, the streets are pretty messy. It's hard to find a clean dry road right now. 

However, the right rear tire seems to have a slippage issue. I'm going to have to put it up on the hoist to see if I can figure out why.

Couple of outdoor shots finally---

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Sounds like you're going to have to put a bigger tire on the right rear! biggrin

Looks great, Carl, but I need sunglasses to look at those shiny valve covers! aww

Congrats on seeing your project through!



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Looks good Carl. You need a couple passengers on the right side. Give some more traction. Lol

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Looking good, A positrac and some drag radials will solve that issue lol

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Looks great, Carl, but I need sunglasses to look at those shiny valve covers! aww

 


 You sir, are a troublemaker!



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Beaumont67 wrote:

Looking good, A positrac and some drag radials will solve that issue lol


Yes to the positrac, it's waiting in the wings. 

No to the drag radials though!



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Still need to paint my valve cover tabs and bolts orange. Also need to paint the oil filler cap black like it's supposed to be.

I have to find a solution for those ugly battery cable ends at the battery.

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You must be getting close to driving your's too Pete?

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looks great! Um but the cast iron on the master is rusty-LOL


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looks great! Um but the cast iron on the master is rusty-LOL


 Yeah, I think it's gonna have to get a coating of "Cast Blast" or whatever that cast iron spray bomb says on it.



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Carl Stevenson wrote:

You must be getting close to driving your's too Pete?


 Yes, very close indeed. I would love to bring it out to the next coffee meeting. Im still waiting for upholstery guy.



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GOOD STUFF CARL!

OH THAT POOR REAR TIRE...LOL!



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NOTHING BETTER than a 427


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Looks great Carl! You need to find that rare "Liquid Tire Chain" option to get some traction!

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Congrats Carl.... Looks great !

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Nice Carl............may need bigger brakes. That'll take car of that rusty master problem.



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Lookin' good Carl. Dumb question, should the battery be spun 180 degrees? I went with battery cables from NAPA, both had a black pigtail. My negative pigtail went to the fender to ground the body, and the positive spliced onto a fusible link to a junction block right behind the battery.

I see you don't have a pigtail on the negative, and you could cover the positive pigtail with red heatshrink to match the red wire across the radiator support.

Here's a couple photo's of my cars (you can only see the positive cables).  Both are NAPA cables, but the ends are a bit different.  I like the cable ends better on the engine with the dual snorkels.

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Both my dual post Diehard's have been replaced with Group 24 Interstate batteries now.



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ha ha...I'm so gullible, read your initial post and tried to figure out slippage issue until I read everyone else's comments. Tons of room around that BB still, looks awesome from my perspective!

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Carl, super super super sweet. Congrats on your big block beauty.



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ha ha...I'm so gullible, read your initial post and tried to figure out slippage issue until I read everyone else's comments.


 LOL, my mission accomplished!



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I realize not everyone likes what I did to a survivor but I do think it was done in good taste with extra effort making it look like it belongs.

So far I won't be changing front springs. I'm happy with the stance. We'll see how it drives though. It may be too soft in the front.

And I may change both complete battery cables to get nicer looking cable ends, we'll see.

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What gears are in the rear Carl?

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wish i had that kind of slippage issue!



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Great job Carl, looks factory, very tidy!



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